#142 | Decarbonizing the food chain
Understory newsletter on climate and sustainability tech
Check out the latest in circular economy agtech solutions and new climate tech fundings that happened this week.
📚 Worth Reading
Re-Nuble is a circular economy solution that takes waste byproducts and turns them into valuable nutrients that help crops grow. The company helps indoor farmers increase their yields while also avoiding the excess synthetic mineral salts that release heat and waste into the environment. Read more in our latest profile available on our website.
Worth Reading: Re-Nuble - decarbonizing the food chain
🚀 Funding and Congrats!
Buoyant Ventures raised a $76 million climate-focused fund.
One Next Energy (ONE), an energy storage company, raised a $300 million Series B funding round.
Climate risk platform Resilience raised a $26 million Series B round.
Plantd, which makes carbon negative building materials, raised a $10 million Series A round.
Pollination technology company BloomX raised $8 million in seed funding and emerged from stealth.
WattCarbon, which will launch a carbon free energy market, raised a $4.5 million seed round.
Nigerian solar energy company SunFi raised a $2.3 million seed round.
Greenspark, a climate action platform, raised a £1 million seed funding round.
💡 Startup Spotlight
SmartSolve - produces dissolving paper and packaging that are environmentally friendly.
🌱 Startup Resources
Call for Projects to decarbonize the shipping sector: CMA CGM
Apply by February 6th: Gold House Accelerator Program
Coming soon: Startups for All's Cohort 4 incubator program
👀 Quick Hits
There are 83 climate tech unicorns globally and the number increased almost 40% in one year.
The many uses and benefits of microalgae.
Revisit episodes of The Understory Podcast to hear more stories of innovation in climate and sustainability.
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🆕 Head of Policy and Strategy at AirCapture
🆕 Executive Vice President, Climate at Antenna Group
🆕 VP of Sustainability at Acre
🆕 Circular Economy Specialist at Rubicon
🆕 Strategy & Sustainability Intern at Bayer
🆕 Global Sustainability Summer Intern at PepsiCo
🆕 Impact Investing Senior Director at The Coca Cola Company
Head of Sustainability at Snap
Multiple Roles at Open Water
Executive Director, Sustainability Transformational PMO at Estee Lauder
VP, Sustainability at Meta
Growth Team at Lithos Carbon
Vice President, Sustainability Solutions at U.S. Ventures Inc.
VP Sustainability at LA28 (Olympic Games)
Director of Sustainability at alice + olivia
Program Operations Lead at Third Derivative
GM Sustainable Building Technology at Honeywell
Analyst, Life Cycle Assessment at ClimeCo
Investment Associate at Energize Ventures
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